There will be exceptions to every rule. Of course, a MLB pitcher doesn't need the same vision an ATP player does. No matter many fruitless at-bats Maddux attempts per baseball game, if he even bats - it's still nothing like the serves an ATP player sees at least 4x per tennis game.edge said:Greg Maddux wears glasses.
No, you definitely need to be able to see to bat. Just like you need your vision to hit a golf ball or to catch an American football.tennis_dude said:That may be so,,,but would you face 98 mph without your glasses. Alos all the serves speeds are a bunch of hype, they measure the speed when it leaves the racquet. After it hits the ground and approaches the receiver there is NO WAY the serve is moving 148 mph, more like 119mph anyways.
Where are you located? Do you mind telling us who this is?Gemini said:Actually..if no one's mentioned this, Maddux has had vision correction surgery in the last couple of years so...no more glasses/contacts. Also, Brian Vahaly has had it done as well.
I'm actually on the verge having it done by the same physician that has done Vahaly and Maddux.
What's there to miss? Greg Maddux does not need the same degree of vision that an ATP Pro does to return to serve since his batting opportunities are far less frequent compared to how many times an ATP pro receives serve. That's a pretty solid contention, unless you'd care to argue the point?Matt H. said:i think you sorta missed the point. Greg Maddux is known as one of, if not THE best control pitcher in major league baseball. So, a guy like that who wears glasses, and hits his spots better than anyone else, is saying something.